When Intact, Don’t Retract

What You Need to Know About Forcible Foreskin Retraction

“At the 1-week visit our doctor said that if I didn’t let him retract my son, it will never separate and my baby would need to be circumcised later.”

“At the Well Baby visit the doctor said she was concerned she couldn’t see my 9-month-old’s urethra. She retracted his foreskin. He got an infection, was diagnosed with phimosis and prescribed topical steroid cream. He was totally healthy when I took him in.”

“Our two and a half year old was vomiting and feverish and the doctor told us to take him to the ER. They said they needed a urine sample and would have to catheterize him. He screamed in pain when they pulled back his foreskin. Now I know they didn’t need to do that. I wish I had known better then.”